The Story of Robinson House: Oshawa Community Museum’s Latest Publication

If Robinson House could talk, oh the stories it would tell… the Oshawa Community Museum is excited to share the story of Robinson House in their most recent publication If This House Could Talk: The Story of Robinson House. Written by staff at the Oshawa Community Museum, The Story of Robinson House is the second book in the If This House Could Talk series, which details the history of the three houses that comprise the Oshawa Community Museum.

If This House Could Talk: The Story of Robinson House began production in January 2013 and is launching at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s RMG Fridays on October 4, 2013.

Robinson House; photographer: Don Wotton

Robinson House; photographer: Don Wotton

The Story of Robinson House begins with looking at the Robinson Family and how they came to be connected with Lot 6 on Broken Front Concession and when the house was believe to be constructed. Working chronologically, the book takes a deeper look into the Robinson Family, starting with John Robinson and his wife Ruth, the original land owners and finishing with their youngest son Cornelius, the final permanent resident of Robinson House. Finally the book discusses the transition from a family home to a community museum and the exhibits that have been housed in the past few decades. With updated research, If This House Could Talk is a comprehensive narrative that follows this Oshawa landmark.

If This House Could Talk: The Story of Robinson House

If This House Could Talk: The Story of Robinson House

Colour copies will be sold only as part of the pre-order sale leading up to and during the launch for $45, black and white copies can also be pre-ordered up till October 4 for the special price of $15, after this date the cost will $20 per copy and can be purchased in the Oshawa Community Museum gift shop.

RMG Fridays is an event series held on the first Friday of every month at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The RMG buzzes with live musical performances, interactive art experiences, open gallery spaces, social mingling and more. Suitable for music lovers, youth, families, date nights, and culture-vultures, RMG Fridays are free to attend. 7-10pm. Cash Bar. All ages welcome.

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